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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

As part of making friends with myself, I'm working hard at suspending my judgement of others. For me, this has been earth shattering. The constant judgement chatter in my mind is/was a partner to a sound track of self-criticism.

The link here is to an article where a woman describes the judging "game" she plays in her head and the tools she uses with herself to let go of this behavior.

I enjoyed the article and hope you will, too.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JAOTAO 8/22/2013 11:57AM

    We often don't realize that it ourselves we are really judging when we judge others. Kudos for to you on this reminder. We all need to just "Let it Be." Good, reflective thoughts. Thank you!

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WOMANWITHGRIT 8/21/2013 11:35PM

    Thank you for this blog. It is my lived experience that teaches me that these are correlates. Accepting myself and accepting others as is -- and learning to be gentle in both directions is both a difficult change to make and an easier way to live. I breath more easily when I can move in this direction a little bit -- and I understand when you say this awareness is "earth shattering."

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NANCYPAT1 8/21/2013 11:16PM

    Thanks for sharing this - it is a really important lesson to learn.

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MICKEYH 8/21/2013 10:03PM

    Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed the article and made me think how I can be better.

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HONOURIA 8/21/2013 10:03PM

  Yes - your are right that this is a habit. It is harder for some people than for others to break. My husband is a scientist, and that he chose that career is no accident. His approach to everything is analytical, but his HABIT is to criticize. As in critical. I have been astounded at this and for the longest time it distressed me, as it is not my nature.

However, no matter how much I pointed it out, it was like rubber bouncing off a flat surface - no way. Now I filter it because I can see where it comes from, but my, it would be quite a difficult habit to break.

Good for you for recognizing this and working on it. It is life changing! Not just for you, but for everyone else, as you have seen.

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